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February 26, 2018

Pave Your Own Way!

Kosovo needs to pave the way for an emerging generation of young leaders who are well-educated and open to challenges. With the right education and experience, each one of us can book a ticket to be part of this pioneering generation which our country desperately needs. As a junior at RIT Kosovo, majoring in Public Policy and Management, the goal for me this year is to enrich my knowledge and experience so that I will be equipped with the adequate tools to become a factor in this generation.

Goals can sometimes seem unrealistic and farfetched; however, the right support makes us stronger and persistent towards reaching these goals. This is exactly what the IPKO Foundation scholarship has done for me. This scholarship has been one of the most important supporting blocks and driving forces in my education. It has incentivized me to work harder and to advance myself.

IPKO Foundation scholarship has helped me ease the financial burden of my college tuition, thus allowing me to set in motion significant events that have encouraged me to further develop my ideas and goals. IPKO Foundation scholarship has allowed me to focus more on my studies, extracurricular activities, and future plans, rather than the financial burdens. This scholarship has contributed greatly to the achievement of my goals. Most importantly, acquiring this scholarship has made it possible for me to realize one of my biggest professional and personal achievements so far – attending the Model European Union (MEU) Conference, in Brussels, Belgium. IPKO Foundation scholarship has helped me, both financially and morally, to apply for the conference and join MEU as part of the Kosovar delegation. The benefits of attending such a conference have been overwhelming but in a great way. This experience has contributed to the augmentation of my knowledge and the repertoire of my experience thus equipping me with the necessary components to be distinguished and be better – none of which would have been possible without the IPKO Foundation scholarship.

I feel delighted to have such a financial and moral support help me in my journey towards a successful future. Being an IPKO Foundation scholar is a distinguished honor and an amazing opportunity for me to further build upon my professional background. IPKO Foundation scholarship has helped me validate my dreams and as the former First Lady of the United States and the renowned activist, Eleanor Roosevelt, said: “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Is the indomitable will that strengthens us, thus determination and persistence should be the norms towards achieving our goals.

Given the benefits and the advantages that the IPKO Foundation scholarship gave me, I encourage every student to be courageous enough to apply for this scholarship. IPKO Foundation scholarship is a unique and special opportunity which can become a huge advantage to one’s future. You should be the one paving your own way towards prosperity and you can start doing so by applying for this scholarship.